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Famous Trinity College Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 4.5k views89 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Trinity College and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Trinity College, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Trinity College include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Trinity College alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Trinity College are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Trinity College.

List features graduates like Courtney Love, Oscar Wilde and more!

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Trinity College?” and “Which celebrities are Trinity College alumni?”
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  • 1
    Billy Graham is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni

    Billy Graham

    Evangelist, Film Producer

    Age101

    BirthplaceCharlotte, North Carolina, United States of America

    William Franklin Graham Jr. (November 7, 1918 – February 21, 2018) was an American... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    George Will is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni

    George Will

    Commentator, Journalist

    Age79

    BirthplaceChampaign, Illinois, United States of America

    George Frederick Will (born May 4, 1941) is an American conservative political commentator. He... more on Wikipedia

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    Kelly Killoren Bensimon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni

    Kelly Killoren Bensimon

    Editor, Socialite

    Age52

    BirthplaceRockford, Illinois, United States of America

    Kelly Jean Killoren Bensimon (born May 1, 1968) is an American author, socialite and former... more on Wikipedia

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    #17 of 24 The Hottest Models From Illinois#39 of 124 The Worst People in the History of Reality TV

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    Edward Albee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni

    Edward Albee

    Screenwriter, Author

    Age92

    BirthplaceContiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Virginia

    Edward Franklin Albee III ( AWL-bee; March 12, 1928 – September 16, 2016) was an American... more on Wikipedia

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    #51 of 250 The Best Gay Authors#14 of 167 The Greatest Playwrights in History

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    Mary McCormack is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni

    Mary McCormack

    Television producer, Actor

    Age51

    BirthplacePlainfield, New Jersey, United States of America

    Mary Catherine McCormack (born February 8, 1969) is an American actress. She has had leading... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Jane Swift is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni

    Jane Swift

    Politician

    Age55

    BirthplaceBerkshire County, United States of America, United States, with Territories, North Adams

    Jane Maria Swift (born February 24, 1965) is an education executive, speaker and former... more on Wikipedia
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    Richard Barthelmess is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni

    AgeDec. at 68 (1895-1963)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Richard Semler Barthelmess (May 9, 1895 – August 17, 1963) was an American film actor,... more on Wikipedia
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    David Gottesman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni

    David Gottesman

    Businessperson

    Age94

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    David Sanford "Sandy" Gottesman (born April 26, 1926) is an American businessman and... more on Wikipedia
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    Mike Kellin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni

    Mike Kellin

    Soldier, Military Officer

    AgeDec. at 61 (1922-1983)

    BirthplaceHartford, Connecticut, United States of America

    Mike Kellin (born Myron Kellin, April 26, 1922 – August 26, 1983) was an American actor.
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    Ari Graynor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni

    Ari Graynor

    Actor, Voice acting

    Age37

    BirthplaceBoston, USA, Massachusetts

    Ariel Geltman "Ari" Graynor (born April 27, 1983) is an American actress, known for her roles... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Loel Guinness is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni

    Loel Guinness

    Pilot, Business magnate

    AgeDec. at 31 (1957-1988)

    BirthplaceLondon,United Kingdom,England,Europe,Western Europe

    Loel Patrick Guinness is a philanthropist, film producer and adventurer. He is descended from... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Thomas S. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni

    Thomas S. Johnson

    Businessperson, Banker

    Age80

    BirthplaceRacine, Wisconsin

    Thomas S. Johnson is an American banker. He was chairman and CEO GreenPoint Financial Corp.... more on Wikipedia
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    Cathleen Black is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni

    Cathleen Black

    Publisher, Businessperson

    Age76

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Cathleen Prunty "Cathie" Black is a former New York City Schools Chancellor. On April 7, 2011,... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    David Chang is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni

    David Chang

    Actor, Chef

    Age43

    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

    David Chang (Korean: Chang Seok-ho 장석호; born August 5, 1977) is an American restaurateur,... more on Wikipedia

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    Jim D. DeVries is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni

    Jim D. DeVries

    Businessperson
    James DeVries is senior vice president, human resources for the Allstate Insurance Company and...
  • 16
    Jim Shepard is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni

    Jim Shepard

    Poet, Professor

    Age63

    BirthplaceBridgeport, Connecticut, United States of America

    Jim Shepard (born 1956) is an American novelist and short story writer, who teaches creative... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Rodney Frelinghuysen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni

    Age74

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Rodney Procter Frelinghuysen (born April 29, 1946) is an American politician who served as... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Joseph Cross is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni

    Joseph Cross

    Guitarist, Actor

    Age34

    BirthplaceNew Brunswick, USA, New Jersey

    Joseph Michael Cross (born May 28, 1986) is an American actor and producer. He began work as a... more on Wikipedia
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    Stephen Gyllenhaal is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni

    Stephen Gyllenhaal

    Television director, Poet

    Age71

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, United States of America

    Stephen Roark Gyllenhaal (; born October 4, 1949) is an American film director and poet. He is... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Kevin Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni

    Kevin Sullivan

    Politician

    Age71

    Kevin B. Sullivan (born August 20, 1949) is a Democrat, was the 86th Lieutenant Governor of... more on Wikipedia
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    Jimmy G. Tharpe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni

    AgeDec. at 78 (1930-2008)

    BirthplaceSibley, Louisiana

  • 22
    A. E. Douglass is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni

    A. E. Douglass

    Astronomer

    AgeDec. at 95 (1867-1962)

    BirthplaceWindsor, Vermont

    A. E. (Andrew Ellicott) Douglass (July 5, 1867 in Windsor, Vermont – March 20, 1962 in Tucson,... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    John James McCook is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni

    John James McCook

    Chaplain

    AgeDec. at 84 (1843-1927)

    BirthplaceLisbon, Ohio

    John James McCook, Jr. (February 4, 1843 – January 9, 1927) was a chaplain in the Union Army... more on Wikipedia
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    Charles McLean Andrews is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni

    Charles McLean Andrews

    Historian, Professor

    AgeDec. at 80 (1863-1943)

    BirthplaceWethersfield, Connecticut

    Charles McLean Andrews (February 22, 1863 – September 9, 1943) was one of the most... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Thomas Joseph Meskill is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni

    AgeDec. at 79 (1928-2007)

    BirthplaceNew Britain, Connecticut, United States of America

    Thomas Joseph Meskill Jr. (January 30, 1928 – October 29, 2007) was a longtime United States... more on Wikipedia
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